It may feel like the summer break just began, but it’s hard to ignore the facts. It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming school year!
The transition from nocturnal couch potato to highly motivated and excited college student may seem rough, but here’s everything you need to know to ensure nothing slows you down this upcoming school year.
- Land an internship
Still looking for an opportunity? Our job board has a ton.
- Start prepping for your club leadership role
Need some inspiration? Here are some tips on how to make the most of your student leadership position.
- Set up an appointment with an advisor to make sure your grad requirements are on track
Looking for more guidance? Learn how to find a great mentor!
- Send a note to your fav professors to get coffee with them this semester
Not sure how to connect with your profs? Emily lays out how to take advantage of the student/teacher relationship in her blog post.
- Go to open office hours at the career center to get feedback on your resume
Here are a few quick ways you can make your one page stand out.
- Go to a networking event off campus
- Write a blog post on LinkedIn about your summer internship experience
Still unsure how to make the most of all of the different social media? This blog post makes it clear what to post on each platform.
- Prepare your agenda by referencing your school’s academic calendar to block off important dates (e.g. breaks, activities fairs, guest speakers)
With a more concrete schedule, you can find more time to connect with your network. Not sure how? This is how you can stay connected with the people you’ve worked with.
- Create or optimize your online presence through your own website or other social media
Don’t have a website? Create a site with Wix.com to claim your own corner of the internet. It’s the easiest way to build a website for free!
- Sign up for volunteering or service opportunities
Here are more ways you can gain experience without having an internship.
- Set a few academic, career, or personal goals for the upcoming semester
Looking to take on a new project? Worried you don’t have the time? Let us help you find it.